LEGO KidsFest 2013
San Jose, CA
Friday, August 30
I had the pleasure of taking my family to the LEGO KidsFest in San Jose, CA , this weekend. We live just over 3 hours away, so we got on the road around 12:00 Friday and headed out of town for a family fun adventure. Our hope was to arrive in time to check into the Hilton prior to the beginning of the event…and luckily everything worked out perfectly. We were able to check into our hotel around 3:40 (which by the way is attached to the convention center and was the cheapest reservation available during this holiday weekend…we actually booked two nights for an extended stay). We dropped off our luggage and away we went to LEGO KidsFest (no need to ask for directions, we just followed the crowd of excited kids with their parents).
Logan was giddy with excitement. He is a HUGE LEGO fanatic. Right now he is into LEGO pirates (so we were very sad when we found out that they discontinued the pirate collection last year).
So what in the world is LEGO KidsFest? Well, it is over 3 acres of LEGO family fun! They had they convention center sectioned off into different LEGO areas for the kids and families to play, explore, build and most importantly ENJOY! The show highlighted the following areas: LEGO Model Museum, LEGO construction Zone, DUPLO Build Area, Monochromatic Build, The Big Brick Pile, LEGO Race Ramps, Master builder Academy, LEGO Chima, LEGO Hero Factory, LEGO Friends, LEGO Art Gallery, LEGO City, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Galaxy Squad, LEGO Activity Area & Games, LEGO Challenge Zone, DK Reading Rest Stop, LEGO Technic, Creation Nation, LEGO Life of George, LEGO Brickscapes,CN theatre, KidsFest Marketplace and LEGO retail store. There was so much to see…but you had 4 1/2 hours to check it all out.
When we walked in, we were greeted with our favorite characters in LEGO form. From Logan’s favorite — Captain Jack Sparrow, to Lightening McQueen, to Buzz & Woody plus so many more LEGO character models.
Fun LEGO® KidsFest fact:
This model of Lightning McQueen is made up of 325,000 LEGO bricks and weighs a solid 3 tons. The awesome model was build by LEGO Master Builders and took total of 2,000 hours to complete.
(*Photo credit goes to LEGO KidsFest.)
We played for about 4 hours and we visited almost ever area (we mainly hit the ones the kids showed great interest in…which was most of them)! Logan and Kira both enjoyed building…I think the Race Ramps was one of their favorite events. They both built their own race cars and watched them run down the ramps (many, many times).
It was hard to pry Kira away from the LEGO Friends area. She is a new fan of LEGOS…and now she has decided to ask Santa for a bunch of LEGO Friends kits for Christmas.
LEGOs everywhere… Logan was in LEGO Heaven! He would have stayed forever if we would have let him. He told me towards the end of the night… “Mommy, this is the BEST day EVER!”
It was LONG day for all of us, so we called it quits early. Everyone had a BLAST! Thank you LEGO KidsFest for a wonderful start to our 3-day weekend!!!
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Disclosure: I received 4 tickets to the LEGO KidsFest free of charge in order to conduct this review. No other compensation was received for my review. No other form of compensation was received. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I received no other form of compensation for my review, nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.